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UN Security Council

The Security Council has primary responsibility, under the UN Charter, for the maintenance of international peace and security. Organized to function continuously, a representative of each of its members must be present at all times at United Nations Headquarters. The Council consists of 15 members: five permanent members with veto power (China, France, Russian Federation, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United States of America) and ten non-permanent members (Membership: Angola (2016), Egypt (2017), Japan (2017), Malaysia (2016), New Zealand (2016), Senegal (2017), Spain (2016), Ukraine (2017), Uruguay (2017), Venezuela (Bolivian Republic of) (2016)) five of which are elected each year by the General Assembly for a two-year term.  Website: www.un.org/en/sc/
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Fourth report of the Secretary-General pursuant to paragraph 7 of resolution 2233 (2015)

5 July 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Security Council resolution 2251 (2015) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) until 15 May 2016]

15 December 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Report of the Secretary-General on the situation in the Central African Republic

30 November 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Security Council resolution 2248 (2015) [on situtation in Burundi]

12 November 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Report of the Secretary-General on the implementation of Security Council resolutions 2139 (2014), 2165 (2014) and 2191 (2014)

11 November 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

First report of the Secretary-General pursuant to paragraph 7 of resolution 2233 (2015)

26 October 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the situation in Mali

22 September 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Security Council resolution 2237 (2015) [on the situation in Liberia]

2 September 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Report of the Secretary-General on the situation in the Central African Republic

29 July 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Fourth report of the Secretary-General pursuant to paragraph 6 of resolution 2169 (2014)

13 July 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

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